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THE HAGUE/COX'S BAZAAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes.
YANGON: Myanmar's president on Tuesday (Jan 21) called for soldiers to be prosecuted for killing Rohingya civilians during a 2017 military campaign that forced more than 730,000 of the minority to flee to Bangladesh.
YANGON (Reuters) - A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
NAYPYITAW: The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) reported its findings on the Rakhine issue to Myanmar President U Win Myint on Monday (Jan 20). It said while there were crimes committed by the Army but there were never genocidal intent by the soldiers or the government.
Yangon: Myanmar is attracting more and more Chinese tourists to explore the ancient cultural heritage and natural beauty in this neighbouring country.
YANGON: Myanmar is attracting more and more Chinese tourists to explore the ancient cultural heritage and natural beauty in this neighbouring country. And the figure is expected to hit a record of more than two million Chinese visitors this year.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo-based human rights activists on Wednesday decried recent remarks by Japan's ambassador to Yangon, who told local media he did not think the Myanmar military committed genocide on the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country.
NAYPYITAW: In 1950, Myanmar established diplomatic ties with China. Now, 70 years later, bilateral ties are embracing a new opportunity for development as Chinese President Xi Jinping is to pay a state visit to the Southeast Asian country on Friday (Jan 17).
YANGON: The Myanmar government has ordered its employees in war-stricken Rakhine state to receive official permission before they travel by land or water amid an increase in abductions of civilian officers by the rebel Arakan Army as it fights national forces for greater autonomy in the state, the border affairs minister said on Saturday (Jan 4).
YANGON (Reuters) - Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court in The Hague.